The Works [of Frederick Schiller]; Historical And Dramatic

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byFriedrich Schiller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... WRANGEL. He says the truth. Our great King, now in heaven, Did ever deem most highly of your Grace's Pre-eminent sense and military genius; And always the commanding Intellect, He said, should have command, and he the King. WALLENSTEIN. Yes, he might say it safely.--General Wrangel, Taking his hand affectionately, Come, fair and open. Trust me, I was always A Swede at heart. Eh! that did you experience Both in Silesia and at Nuremberg; I had you often in my power, and let you Always slip out by some back door or other. Tis this for which the Court can ne'er forgive me, Which drives me to this present step: and since Our interests so run in one direction, E'en let us have a thorough confidence Each in the other. WRANGEL. Confidence will come Has each but only first security. WALLENSTEIN. The Chancellor still, I see, does not quite trust me; And, I confess--the game does not lie wholly To my advantage. Without doubt he thinks, If I can play false with the Emperor, Who is my sovereign, I can do the like With the enemy, and that the one too were Sooner to be forgiven me than the other. Is not this your opinion too, Sir General? WRANGEL. I have here a duty merely, no opinion, WALLENSTEIN. The Emperor hath urged me to the uttermost: I can no longer honourably serve him. For my security, in self-defence, I take this hard step, which my conscience blames WRANGEL. That I believe. So far would no one go Who was not forced to it. After a pause. What may have impell'd Your princely Highness in this wise to act Toward -our Sovereign Lord and Emperor, Beseems not us to expound or criticise. The Swede is fighting for his good old cause, With his good sword and conscience. This concurrence, This opportunity, is in our favour, And all advantages in war are lawful. We take...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... WRANGEL. He says the truth. Our great King, now in heaven, Did ever deem most highly of your Grace's Pre-eminent sense and mil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217764924

ISBN - 13:9780217764926

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